Which do you all like?
"Rorke was "unashamedly gay", as Jeannie co-star Barbara Eden stated in her 2011 biography Jeannie Out of the Bottle. She commented that Rorke "and his partner, Justus Addiss, lived together for many years in Studio City, along with their menagerie of dogs." He and Addiss would often invite the cast over for parties. Eden described Hayden as a "prince" who was a good friend of all and always managed to keep up the spirits of the I Dream of Jeannie cast, often in difficult circumstances."
|This is my humble attempt at my mother's gumbo, a tradition for holidays.|
The last theme was Thanksgiving, maybe not as creative as some of the past themes, but the food was definitely good. This was my first attempt making her recipe. It's never as good as hers, alas.
|My chicken tacos, for the "finger foods" theme night. |
These were ok, but far too much work to make. Never again.
We'd had a similar theme once upon a time, a sort of Frankentheme, two different themes crammed together: "Foods that rhyme with a celebrity"/"food on a stick", I think it was.
My contribution then was "Doris Day Beef Sate", skewered in a pineapple. Sadly, I didn't take a photo, I guess. It did not win, alas.
|My TV dinner cupcakes for the "Food Masquerade" theme night.|
Too much sugar. And no one seemed to know what the chicken legs were supposed to be. Ah well.
|My Boeuf Bourguignon, for the "Cooking with Alcohol" challenge. I wish I had some of this right now, actually. It was pretty good, if I do say so myself.|
|Sunday Brunch...um...Dog Food. I guess after enough mimosas, anything will do, right?|
|I'd written about the ubiquity of these rear window stickers round these parts a while back, but ...uh...The Gun Family here takes it to a whole new level.|
|Why yes, it is Justin Bieber Duct Tape. Now, where's that Gun Family when you need one?|